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Blue Lake Crater volcano

Updated: Sep 28, 2022 15:58 GMT -
stratovolcano 1230 m / 4,035 ft
Oregon (Canada and USA (mainland)), 44.41°N / -121.77°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Blue Lake is a series of at least 3 overlapping explosion craters (maars), located along a NE trend slightly east of the crest of the Cascade Range. The best-known crater, Blue Lake Crater contains a blue lake (800m x 300m) and is probably the youngest. It formed by an eruption about 1300 years ago. It lies immediately west of the popular recreation area of Suttle Lake.

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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Blue Lake Crater volcano eruptions: 680 AD ± 200 years

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Background

A chain of spatter cones 6 km to the SSW and about 4 km NE of Mount Washington aligned with Blue Lake crater. Its lavas are similar to those found at Blue Lake, suggesting that this row of vents may have been erupted at the same time and was fed by the same magma chamber.

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See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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